8/4/2013: Dave Spanfelner Dominates ”Mr. Oswego Karting 10,000-Rocks-To-Win” 45-Lapper in the D.S. Humphrey’s #54!

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SUNDAY,AUGUST 4th, 2013, OSWEGO, NY –  The “Mr. Oswego Karting 10,000-Rocks-To-Win” 45-Lapper was utterly dominated by Mr. David Spanfelner in the D.S. Humphrey’s #54! Dave blasted from 4th to 1st at the drop of the green flag and held off countless pass attempts from point-leaders Matt and Chris Stevens and avoiding a wreck involving lapped traffic in front of him en route to leading all 45-laps for his most dominant win – a perfect sweep of a heat win and leading every lap of a feature. More to come very, very soon, so come back later!

RETCON MAKEUP POINT EARNINGS:
We had two first-timer rookies racing this week, although one of the newbies had prior karting and dirt racing experience, and scored points in a hot laps session before the heats. A legendary old veteran returned as well – Jason Mills also showed up late and took some hot laps before the feature event and was also credited points. Brian Galletta earned makeup points in the heat, although he was unable to complete the race.

1st. Ed Lawton (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1, 6) – earned 20th in 6/5/2013’s 45-Lapper
2nd. David Turner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) – earned 21st in 6/5/2013’s 45-Lapper
3rd. Jason Mills (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)  – earned 22nd in 6/5/2013’s 45-Lapper
4th. Brian Galletta (Brian Galletta/Plattitude/Platt-num #42) – earned 11th in 7/21/2013’s 45-Lapper

HEAT ONE

Start:
1st. Adam Lytle (Lytle Racing #33c)
2nd. Dave Spanfelner (DS Humphrey’s #54) 
3rd. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8)
4th. David Turner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
5th. Jason Mills (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) [Did Not Start]

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Adam Lytle got blown by at the restart by both Dave Spanfelner and Chris Stevens. And 8 laps later, that was how they finished. 1st-timer rookie Dave Turner also looked smooth out there, and with more races under his belt, he should be highly competitive.

Finish:
1st. Dave Spanfelner (DS Humphrey’s #54) 
2nd. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8)
3rd. Adam Lytle (Lytle Racing #33c)
4th. David Turner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
5th. Jason Mills (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) [Did Not Start]

HEAT TWO

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WHA?! Who on earth is that bending over Brian Galletta?! With pasty white legs and harshly tanned arms?! Holy smokes, it’s the long lost Plattitude/Plattnum kart chassis builder / multi-time feature-winning driver known as “The Bobandinator” – Randy “Bobandi” Platt! Completing his 3rd or 4th or 5th creation, the Brian Galletta #42! But, sadly, Ran the man refused to race (he has not raced since the 2012 Klassic, which hurts all of Ran’s fellow drivers, who love racing him – he’s not just another kart on the track, but a very good driver at that – one of our best vets! And with all the work he does to the karts, he definitely earned a if not a free, at least a reduced rental, but he declined it) and just tinkered with the kart, being Brian’s personal pit crew.  (Also, the helmet cam malfunctioned this week, and the above snapshot is basically all we got out of it this week. Sad, because Matt would’ve caught an amazing wreck on it in the feature. See below.)

Start:
1st. Billy Truax (Truax Racing #02)
2nd. Eric Woolworth (Raven Tavern #78)
3rd. Brian Galletta (Brian Galletta/Plattitude/Platt-num #42)
4th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
5th. Ed Lawton (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
6th. Melissa Stevens – w/Lilybeth Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)

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Of course, with any new kart, bugs are to be worked out, and Brian could not complete the race – a slipped throttle cable and a bent sprocket asked him for the evening. The Ran left, as secretly, quietly and mysteriously as he has been all season thus far.  What’s up, Boban? We miss you, get your butt in a kart and roll! 1st-timer Rookie Ed Lawton looked good out there for his 1st race, but usually drivers with prior experience in other forms of racing do pick it up quicker.

Finish:
1st. Billy Truax (Truax Racing #02)
2nd. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
3rd. Eric Woolworth (Raven Tavern #78)
4th. Ed Lawton (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
5th. Brian Galletta (Brian Galletta/Plattitude/Platt-num #42) [Did Not Finish]
6th. Melissa Stevens – w/Lilybeth Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19) [Did Not Finish]

45-LAP FEATURE

Start:
1st. Billy Truax (Truax Racing #02)
2nd Adam Lytle (Lytle Racing #33c)
3rd. Eric Woolworth (Raven Tavern #78)
4th. Dave Spanfelner (DS Humphrey’s #54) 
5th. Brian Galletta (Brian Galletta/Plattitude/Platt-num #42)
6th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
7th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8)
8th. Ed Lawton (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
9th. David Turner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
10th. Melissa Stevens – w/Lilybeth Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
11th. Jason Mills (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) 

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Dave Spanfelner must’ve been paying attention to Chris and Matt, who have been absolutely dominating on the initial race starts. Dave did it so, and as soon as the green flew, Dave had passed 3 karts and stormed into the lead. Chris and Matt also stormed into 2nd and 3rd and resumed their 20-year karting battle (30-year battle if you count the pedal karts) behind Dave.

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Th D.S. Humphrey’s #54 was storming around the track, and Matt and Chris passed each other  a couple times behind him. The rest of the field simply could not keep up.

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The new clay in turn 1 broke up a bit during the feature, and forced the action inside a bit, as the outside was very loose. Here is another shot of the three leaders and you can see them going lower than they usually do, and although there were some decent battles behind them, these three put on a clinic of exciting, competitive, and fun racing.

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The night was nearly accident free. Nearly. On lap 44, the leaders came upon the two rookies and it got a bit crazy. Leader Dave Spanfelner ran into traffic LITERALLY, he ran into Ed Lawton, who actually got airborne when he then hit Dave Turner in front of him. Dave got spun around and Chris banged up  the #8’s drive wheel on the front bumper of the #2, but all parties kept going without a hitch.

A little video snippet of the crash (Camera by Rungnapha “Aou” Stevens):

Meanwhile… on the restart, 4th-place-running Adam Lytle pulled off with seemingly no issue (?), and lost himself four spots! Even with a kart with poor handling, finishing the lap would’ve netted him a lot more points.

Finish:
1st. Dave Spanfelner (DS Humphrey’s #54) 
2nd Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
3rd. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8)
4th. Billy Truax (Truax Racing #02)
5th. Eric Woolworth (Raven Tavern #78)
6th. Ed Lawton (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
7th. David Turner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
8th. Adam Lytle (Lytle Racing #33c)- Did Not Finish
9th. Melissa Stevens – w/Lilybeth Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19) – Did Not Finish
10th. Brian Galletta (Brian Galletta/Plattitude/Platt-num #42) – Did Not Start
11th. Jason Mills (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) – Did Not Start

2013 1-WD Gas Flathead Karting World Championship Point Standings after 8/4/2013’s Event

For the Galletta’s Karting Club’s World Championship of 1WD Gas Flatheads held on Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway for the 2013 season to date, scored in this manner . Our club’s complete All-Time Points Standings from 2000-to-‘the-last-completed-season’ are found on  this webpage , and our division’s complete 2006-08 standings on Oswego Speedway’s lil’ dirt track out back Kiddie Kartway (before our class was  barred from, mocked and threatened ) on  this page . At season’s end, the current totals will be added into the below:

Position Name (Go-Karts Piloted) 
[Hyperlinked Borders have Driver Profile] ®=Retcon (#) =Timeout
Total Points (Place)
Average Points Per Feature
Events
Features
Heats
Heat Wins
Feature Wins
Galletta’s Feature Wins 2000-up
Years Pro at Galletta’s
1st
Christopher Galletta Stevens Driver Profile - Pics from soorted winning kartsChris “Chrusher ” Stevens  
(Galletta’s #4, 2, 8, 0, 74)
1662.0
127.85
10
13
5
0
5
69
18th
2nd
Matt Stevens Profile - Pics from Matt's assorted kartsMaster Matt Stevens 
(Galletta’s #33, 3, 74) 
(#)
1651.5
127.04
10
13
5
1
3
118
18th
3rd

David Spanfelner - Galletta's #9 -6/17/2012David Spanfelner 
(D. S. Humphrey’s #54, 81, 
Galletta’s #28, 9)

1454.0
111.85
10
13
5
2
2
3
2nd
4th

Eric Woolworth - Raven Tavern #88 (6/9/2013)Eric Woolworth 
(Raven Tavern #88, 78)

1319.0
101.46
10
13
5
2
1
1
2nd

5th

Brian Galletta - one of the original GKC members!Brian Galletta 
(Brian Galletta #13, 28) ®

1312.0
100.92
8
13
4
2
1
4
7th
6th

Adam Lytle #33c - 8/19/2012Adam Lytle 
(Adam Lytle #33c) ®

1185.0
91.15
8
13
4
1
0
0
2nd
7th

Billy Truax (Galletta's #7) 6/9/2013Billy Truax  
(Galletta’s #7, 1, 02) ®®

1155.0
88.85
6
13
3
0
0
0
1st
8th

Melissa Gabel Stevens profileMelissa Stevens  
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19)

1006.0
77.38
10
13
5
0
0
7
7th
9th

 photo LilybethRoseStevens_zps4e5982c0.jpgLilybeth Rose Stevens  
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19)

1006.0
77.38
10
13
5
0
0
0
®
10th

Joe Sereno in the Galletta's #5 (9/1/2012)Joe Sereno  
(Galletta’s #5) ®

920.0
92.00
5
10
3
1
1
5
3rd
11th
Branden “Toomer” Matott 
(Galletta’s #2, 9) ®® (#)
885.5
80.50
5
11
3
0
0
0
1st
12th

Kevin Galletta (Galletta's #0)Kevin Galletta   
(Galletta’s #7, 9) ®®

426.5
71.08
2
6
0
0
0
0
1st
13th

Mark Mark “Gooner 
Gilligan” Groesbeck  
(Galletta’s #1) ®®

394.0
78.80
2
5
0
0
0
0
®
14th
 photo Marc-Sgarlata-Gallettas-7-20130623_zps97113bd2.jpgMarc Sgarlata 
(Galletta’s #7) ®
207.0
69.00
1
3
0
0
0
0
®
15th
Gary Miller Jr. in his dad's #24Gary Miller Jr. 
(Galletta’s #6) ®
203.0
67.67
1
3
0
0
0
1
2nd
16th
 photo Marc-Sgarlata-Gallettas-7-20130623_zps97113bd2.jpgScott McGroty
(Galletta’s #1) ®
196.0
65.33
1
3
0
0
0
0
®
17th
Pace Kart Driver - Collin Miller - Galletta's #0 (Time Trialed 7th!)Collin Miller 
(Galletta’s #0) ®
182.0
60.67
1
3
0
0
0
0
1st

18th.

Davey Hamilton 
(Galletta’s #6) ®
144.5
72.25
1
2
0
0
0
0
®

19th.

Alex Ermand 
(Galletta’s #1) ®
140.5
70.25
1
2
0
0
0
0
®

20th.

Ed Lawton 
(Galletta’s #6) ®
137.0
68.50
1
2
0
0
0
0
®

21st.

Justin Galletta in the Galletta's Greenhouse #7 (2011)Justin Galletta  
(Galletta’s #7) ®
135.0
67.50
1
2
1
0
0
2
3rd

22nd.

Dave Turner in the Galletta's Greenhouse #2 (2013)David Turner 
(Galletta’s #2) ®
132.0
66.00
1
2
0
0
0
0
®

23rd.

Jason Mills bioJason ”The Hammer” Mills 
(Galletta’s #0) ®
105.0
52.50
1
1
0
0
0
3
6th

Handicap start for next week’s race:

Position Name Average Points Per Feature Heat Wins Feature Wins Galletta’s Feature Wins 2000-up
1st Branden Matott 80.50 0 0 0
2nd Billy Truax 88.85 0 0 0
3rd Adam Lytle 91.15 1 0 0
4th Collin Miller 60.67 0 0 0
5th David Turner 66.00 0 0 0
6th Ed Lawton 68.50 0 0 0
7th Mark Groesbeck 78.80 0 0 0
8th Kevin Galletta 71.08 0 0 0
9th Gary Miller Jr. 67.67 0 0 1
10th Justin Galletta 67.50 0 0 2
11th Jason Mills 52.50 0 0 3
12th Eric Woolworth 101.46 2 1 1
13th Brian Galletta 100.92 2 1 4
14th Joe Sereno 92.00 1 1 5
15th David Spanfelner 111.85 2 2 3
16th Matt Stevens 127.04 1 3 118
17th Chris Stevens 127.85 0 5 69
18th Returning Veterans 0.0 0 0 ?
19st 1st-Timer Rookies 0.0 0 0 ?
20th Melissa w/Lilybeth Stevens 77.38 0 0 7